Obituary of Louis B. Lombardi
Louis B. Lombardi, 77, of Bloomingdale, passed away on July 29, 2019.
Born in Newark in 1942, Louis grew up in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. He obtained his education from Lincoln Park Elementary School, Boonton High School, Seton Hall University, the American Institute of Banking, and the New Jersey Bankers Public Relations School.
Louis was the definition of a self-made man. He started working in the mailroom at Boonton Trust and worked his way up, eventually becoming Senior VP of National Community Bank. He was the Cal Ripken of banking, hardly ever missing a day of work throughout his 38-year career.
Louis married the love of his life and best friend, Rose Mary, in 1962. The two raised three beautiful children together in Bloomingdale. Louis was strong family man who made his children and grandchildren his priority. One of his favorite places to spend time with all of his family was their annual trip to Long Beach Island.
Louis was passionate about helping his community and was involved with Rotary, UNICO, and other local groups. On a larger scale, he was a board member of several organizations including Chilton Medical Center, where he served on the Board of Directors for 40 years, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Morris County Community College, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Another passion of Louis’ was baseball. Louis loved playing baseball as a catcher and even tried out for the Milwaukee Braves. He also enjoyed volunteering his time as a baseball coach for his son’s Triboro Little League teams. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports more than watching his beloved Yankees and could be found in the stands of every game.
Louis liked to stay active by playing tennis and golf. He was an avid traveler, exploring breath-taking places in the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean. His favorite places to visit were MohunkMountain House and Naples, Florida. Always up for a challenge, Louis liked hiking and doing rock scrambles like the Lemon Squeeze. While Louis enjoyed sports and travel, he was rarely happier than when working in the yard and gardening.
Louis is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Rose Mary (nee Blois); his children, Theresa Lombardi and her husband Steve Boggio, Michael and his wife Tracey, and Deanne Martini and her husband John; his brother, Ralph and his wife Susan; his sister in-law, Jackie; and his cherished grandchildren, Filomena, Jason, Sofia, Matthew, Ryan, and Logan. He was predeceased by his brother, Carmen.
Visiting hours will be held from 3-8 pm on Thursday, August 1 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Friday at St. Mary's RC Church, Pompton Lakes. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Butler.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Chilton Medical Center Foundation.
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